The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have confirmed that they have not been in contact with either Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl or Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose regarding a possible collaboration.
Speaking at Germany’s Rock AM Ring in a live video interview, when asked about possibly collaborating with Grohl, lead singer Anthony Kiedis replied: “No, not gonna happen. I admire his work, I love his drumming a lot, [but]no collaboration.’ Later on, when asked about the potential of working with Rose, drummer Chad Smith said ‘No. I love Guns N’ Roses, but he seems a little difficult.’
The band have been in the news a lot recently, after Kiedis himself was rushed to hospital after suffering intestinal flu. The Chilli Peppers were promoting their new record, The Getaway, produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Neil Godrich, from Radiohead. The record, which is released on 17th June will be their first new record since 2011.
When asked about the album, bassist Flea commented: ‘We’re near the end of it. Danger Mouse is producing this time, instead of Rick Rubin. We’re heading into a new era and we’re really excited.’ When asked about the music style, Flea added: ‘It’s new and different but without sacrificing the good bits of us. There are some songs we already had, and some new ones too. I can’t wait to play it live.’
You can hear more about the album, and the interview with the band below: